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Painting Skateboard Graphics in Illustrator

by Eddie Russell

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

What you'll learn

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. For many designers, Adobe Illustrator is a program used daily for tasks such as building logos. While its tools and vector results make it perfect for these types of projects, as you might have guessed, it's also a powerful painting program. In this course, we will focus on painting our image and utilizing several of the tools inside Illustrator to make it feel less like a vector image. Along the way, we'll learn about tools like the brush tool, blob brush and eraser tool and how we can use them to help us get to our end result. Throughout this course, we will focus on removing the software from the equation so we can focus on the art. After completing this course, you'll be familiar with the tools, techniques, and processes used to create this comic book-inspired zombie image. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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